Governments, regulators and investors are taking a much greater interest in what organisations are doing to combat modern slavery and the exploitation of people both within the workforce and within company supply chains. Modern slavery is considered a key element of environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters. It is an issue of interest to investors, policymakers and regulators, who are looking to boards to report externally on their policies and actions. 

This factsheet looks at HR’s role in tackling modern slavery, and the steps that can be taken to prevent it. 

See the CIPD’s modern slavery statement

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